2014 Dodge Avenger

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The 2014 Dodge Avenger is a mid-size sedan, available in three trim levels,  SE, SXT and R/T. The 2014 Dodge Avenger base SE comes standard with steel wheels 17-inch, the air-conditioning, the full power accessories, the cruise control, height- adjustable driver seat, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, folding front passenger seat flat 60/40 folding rear seat, and the sound system with four speakers with CD player and auxiliary audio input.

The 2014 Dodge Avenger, options includes satellite radio, a couple of packets of appearance and V6 package bundling the larger engine and six-speed automatic transmission with alloy wheels, rear spoiler and dual exhaust. Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity with USB port is a separate option.

The SXT adds a host of desirable features to the standard equipment of the SE, which includes alloy wheels of 17 inches, an improved transmission, automatic headlights, fog lamps, heated mirrors, automatic climate control, power driver seat eight positions, leather -wrapped steering wheel, on-board computer and a sound system with six-speaker satellite radio.

Package options include here Blacktop or Rallye, and the Sound package that includes a sunroof, auto-dimming rearview mirror, navigation system, touch screen 6.5 inches, Bluetooth and a USB port. Other options include the V6 engine, alloy wheels with chrome lining, leather upholstery and heated front seats.

The 2014 Dodge Avenger RT adds the standard V6 engine, more distinctive exterior trim, alloy wheels 18 inches, improved steering, sports suspension, remote start, heated front and unique cloth and leather sports seats, a rearview automatic dimming mirror, Bluetooth and audio system. The only options are the Sun and Sound package or individually, navigation or sunroof.

2014 Dodge Avenger Interior

Avenger ‘s interior design is fairly common, but the quality of materials is generally respectable. Most controls are simple and easy to use, although the design and the menu structure of the optional touchscreen is outdated and unintuitive. Furthermore, the common technology as a rearview camera and rear parking sensors are not even offered as options here, the definite negative in a car with thick rear roof pillars impede visibility.

Up front, seats are comfortable, though seating position feels unusually high, some designer’s trick used to gain a little more legroom. The back seat is a little tight, a byproduct of the Avenger more compact dimensions. The trunk is also a bit small with only 13.4 cubic feet of capacity, although the Avenger has a passenger seat and fold-flat 60/40 split folding rear seats.

2014 Dodge Avenger Engine

The 2014 Dodge Avenger SE and SXT come with a 2.4-liter four -cylinder that produces 173 HP standard and 166 pound- feet of torque. 2014 Dodge Avenger , power is sent to the front wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission in the 2014 Dodge Avenger SE, and a six-speed automatic in the SXT. The six-speed is optional on the 2014 Dodge Avenger SE. Either way, however, the fuel economy is below average for a midsize sedan, with EPA-estimated 24 mpg combined (21 city/29 highway) mpg with the four-speed and 23 combined (20 city/31 highway) with six speeds.

Optional on the SXT and standard on the Dodge Avenger R/T is a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 283 horsepower and 260 lb- ft of torque. The  6-speed automatic transmission is standard with this engine.  In performance testing, a V6 Avenger R/T went from zero to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds, an average time for a V6 mid-size sedan. Fuel economy is EPA-estimated 22 mpg combined.

2014 Dodge Avenger Safety

The 2014 Dodge Avenger comes standard with stability and traction control, antilock brakes, the active front head restraints, the side airbags in the front seats and side airbags curtain. In brake testing, an avenger with 18-inch wheels stopped from 60 MP/h at 123 feet.

2014 Dodge Avenger RT

2014 Dodge Avenger RT

In government crash tests, the Avenger earned an overall rating of four stars, out of five, with four stars for overall frontal crash safety and four stars for total safety in side impacts. Insurance Institute for the  Highway Safety gave the Avenger maximum rating of “Good” in the moderate overlap, side impact and roof strength tests. His head restraints and seats also earned the best rating for whiplash protection in rear impacts. The 2014 Dodge Avenger scored a second-best rating for frontal impact test small overlap.